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Creighton Women’s Basketball is set to play in Chicago in the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament – March 5  8, 2016.  See information below for hotel and alumni and fan pregame festivities!

Hotel Information

 Head coach Jim Flanery and the Bluejays will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro for the duration of their stay at the 2016 BIG EAST Conference Women’s Basketball Championship which is scheduled for Saturday through Tuesday, March 5 - 8 at DePaul University’s McGrath-Phillips Arena. King rooms are $129 per night plus tax and double-double rooms are $141 per night plus tax. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 1-312-829-5000 or 1-800-2-CROWNE or by getting information at Creighton University Basketball Fans  (reference the Creighton University Fan Group when calling or use the group code of CU4 when making reservations online).

The cut-off date to make a reservation is Wednesday, February 10, 2016 or earlier if the supply of rooms is exhausted.

Please note that valet parking is $43 per day and that there is a large convention in Chicago during the championship so reserving rooms early at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro is recommended (fans can cancel without penalty by doing so up to 5:00 p.m., the day of check-in).

Alumni Association Pregame Events

Check back soon for information regarding pregame events surrounding the tournament!

 

Creighton Men’s Basketball is set to play in New York City in the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament – March 9  12, 2016. See below for hotel, ticket and alumni and fan pregame festivities!

MBB BIG EAST Tournament Ticket Order Deadline is Monday, February 1

All-session tickets are on sale to the 2016 BIG EAST Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City Wednesday through Saturday, March 9 - 12. This year’s deadline to order all-session tickets is Monday, February 1, 2016; Tickets can be purchased on Madison Square Garden's Creighton University page. All-session ticket fan seating for all 10 schools will be distributed evenly within each price option throughout Madison Square Garden and those seat locations will be determined by the league office at a later date.  Once seat locations are provided to Creighton by the BIG EAST Conference, the Creighton Athletics Ticket Office will assign those seat locations in accordance with CU’s priority point ranking system.  Exact seat locations will not be available in advance of receipt of tickets; PRICING/MAP.  Each all-session ticket book includes one ticket to each of the tournament’s five sessions (Session 1: Wednesday night, Session 2: Thursday afternoon, Session 3: Thursday night, Session 4: Friday night, Session 5: Saturday night).  Sessions 1-4 each consist of two games while Session 5 consists only of the championship game. 

Men's Basketball BIG EAST Tournament Hotel Information

Head coach Greg McDermott and the Bluejays will be staying at the Manhattan NYC, an Affinia Hotel (371 7th Avenue) for the duration of their stay at the 2016 BIG EAST Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament which is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, March 9 - 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The hotel is located across the street from Madison Square Garden and single and double room rates are $289 per night plus tax (three-night minimum stay is required; cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation penalty. Check-in time is after 4 p.m., and check-out is 11:00 a.m.). To make a reservation, call 1-866-233-4642 (1-866-AFFINIA) or do so online by visiting AFFINIA Hotels' siteReference the Creighton University Fan Group when calling or use the group code of 20160307CRE when making reservations online. The cut-off date to make a reservation is Monday, February 8, 2016 or earlier if the supply of rooms is exhausted.

Alumni Association events and information

CREIGHTON IN BLUE YORK CITY
Creighton University BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament
March 9 – 12, 2016
Madison Square Garden
New York, New York

The Creighton Alumni Association will host a variety of events throughout the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament in New York City. For the most up-to-date information visit alumni.creighton.edu/fan-central.

Fan Headquarters and Team Hotel
Manhattan NYC – An Affinia Hotel
371 Seventh Avenue - 31st and 7th
New York, NY 10001

Events

Creighton alumni, friends and fans are invited to attend the following events throughout the tournament.  Information, events and schedule are subject to change.  Please check the Creighton Alumni website at https://www.alumni.creighton.edu the week of March 7, 2016 for updated information.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
BIG EAST SERVES Day

Time, location and type of service project tbd. 
Join fellow alumni, parents, friends and students from other BIG EAST schools for a service project
coordinated by the BIG EAST Tournament offices.

Dates and times tbd based on tournament schedule
BIG EAST Bluejay Fan Gathering Pregame Event

The day of the first game the Creighton Men’s Basketball team plays in

3 hours prior to game time, exact time to be announced once game schedule is determined.

Ballroom and Foyer

Manhattan NYC Hotel, 371 Seventh Avenue - 31st and 7th

Meet up with fellow Bluejay fans and enjoy one (1) complimentary beer, wine or soda  and pick up your official Creighton Alumni giveaway compliments of the Creighton Alumni Association.   Cash bars will be available.
* Must pick up a drink ticket at event check-in.

*
While supplies lastMust provide contact information to receive giveaways.

Jays March to Madison Square Garden Team Send-Off
The day of the first game the Creighton Men’s Basketball team plays in

1.5 hours prior to game time, exact time of when the team will depart will be announced and displayed
in the hotel Lobby once game schedule is determined.
Ballroom and Hotel Lobby

Manhattan NYC Hotel, 371 Seventh Avenue - 31st and 7th

Join the Creighton Alumni Association, pep band, Blue Crew and Dance Team for what has become a tradition! We’ll line the Manhattan NYC Hotel lobby and make a path for the team – cheering them on and wishing them luck as they make their way from the Affinia Hotel to Madison Square Garden for the game.  Cash bars will be available. 

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